Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Madonna Ornaments {Scrapy Land #32}

Holidays (Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year's etc.) is the theme of the new Scrapy Land Challenge, which begins today.   The winner will get to go shopping at the Scrapy Land store and will receive a $15 gift certificate.

I have a couple of cards to share with you today using both the negative and positive parts of the Madonna Ornament die by Die-Versions.  So one pass through my die cutting machine creates two cards.  Very shiny silver metallic cardstock was used to die cut the ornaments.

The dies I have used to create these cards are:
Die-Versions: Madonna Ornament
Die-Versions: Noel Sweet Wordlet
Sizzix: Tim Holtz's Holiday Words
Memory Box: Pine Needle Border

Version One uses the positive parts of the Madonna die (the actual die cut) and the Die-Versions Noel sentiment.   The blue background was dry embossed using the Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Embossing Diffuser and the Spellbinders Dainty Dots M-Bossabilities embossing folder.  The diffuser allows parts of the cardstock to not be embossed.  For this version, I didn't want any dots behind the ornament.

Version Two uses the negative portions of the Madonna die and the Holiday Words die cut sentiment.  I used an actual die cut as a guide and glued the negative pieces back into the appropriate spots, like puzzle pieces.  The entire blue background was dry embossed with the Dainty Dots embossing folder.

To create the pine boughs, I started off with white cardstock and spritzed on Color Bursts and water.  Once the cardstock was dry, I die cut all the pine boughs.  I added a small ribbon to each of the ornaments so that they could hang from the pine branch.

Now it's your turn to join in on the fun.  You'll have until January 3, 2016 to upload your Holiday projects to the Scrapy Land Challenge.


Donna Ellis said...

The color burst certainly bring beautiful shades, Anne! Thanks for showing the ornaments both embossed and unembossed. I like both styles! The die cuts are lovely, and how imaginative to use both positive and negative images! Hugs, de

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous colours and a great way of using the bauble. Beautiful design.
Linda xxx

Shona Erlenborn said...

Very clever Anne! Love that Madonna die and doing it in the metallic silver cardstock is stunning.

Lori Kobular said...

Stunning cards Anne! I love the blue and silver together, it really makes the Madonna ornament stand out! That is such an awesome die!

rachel said...

such lovely cards Anne and the dies are beautiful - good idea to use the positive and negative!Have a wonderful Christmas Anne - hugs rachel x

Lisa said...

These are absolutely stunning, Anne!! I love the beautiful die you used (I'm going to have to quit visiting you because I always leave with another die on my must-have list!!) The colors and design are beautiful!! I love the embossing!! Absolutely gorgeous cards!! I love, love them!! Have a great day :)

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Maryvonne COUSSE said...

I NEED this Die version dies , I NEED !
Stunning card , Love the dominant blue , Fabulous design

jimlynn said...

Shiny and beautiful ornament and gorgeous cards! So pretty!

Donna said...

These are amazing Anne! Fabulous die, like your paper as nd color choices and use of the negative die!

Nancy Hill said...

Love the mirror cardstock and beautiful ornament. Gorgeous card and well done. Have a very Merry Christmas.

NanaConnie said...

These are so shiny and gorgeous, Anne! Beautifully done.
I'm off on my holiday travels so I may be MIA when it comes to visiting until after the New Year. Christmas blessings to you and yours and may your New Year be safe and prosperous.

Patricia St Martin said...

This is fantastic Anne and I love this card. What a great idea using both the negative and positive parts of the Madonna Ornament die by Die-Versions. A person can do that with so many dies. With this crafting we have so much to remember that is our biggest problem. Thanks for reminding us.
Merry Christmas my friend.
Hugs Pat

Patricia Chalas said...

Lovely card Anne! very clever...

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous! And how clever to use the negative of the die cut. I never would have thought of that! I don't know which I like better as they are both beauties!

nwilliams6 said...

I thought I had commented on this already - losing my mind. It is really, pretty - love the shine and colors. How fun you got two cards out of this! Wonderfully done. Hugz